Tongue In Cheek

Shows at the Purple Fiddle

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Traditional jazz tunes from a bygone era.
Though the current sextet began in earnest at the close of 2014, you’d have to go back before that to find the true genesis of the band. Founder and banjo player Zach Serleth, who conceived the idea, was born with the musicologist gene. As such, his ear and heart are drawn to the distant strains of a bygone era; he haunts the dusty shop of musical curiosities where he seeks to resurrect odd songs and highlight old forgotten performers. These songs are from the early ages of radio and recording, when Americans gathered in their living rooms to share and make music together. This homespun feel is what he conceived as the sound of Tongue in Cheek.